Knowing that the biggest hurdle of planning their wedding was figuring out a way to mesh two different cultures and languages together, we have to say Somaly & Simon nailed it.

Planning one wedding is quite the task, so you can imagine the feat Somaly & Simon pulled off in having a Cambodian ceremony the first day + a nondenominational ceremony the next. Culture and family are things that so many of us value. In Cambodian culture, family and community come together in one of the most beautiful ceremonies Adriano and I have ever had to capture. We were honored by the opportunity to witness something so special that is usually reserved for family and close friends. Knowing that we are not only capturing their story but also witnessing their first steps has a new family, makes us love what we do even more.

Wedding Planner – Hera Mariages

Florist – Astilbe

Ceremony & Reception venue – The Belvedere – Montreal Science Centre 

Bride preparation photos – Hotel Nelligan

Catering – Les Affamés Café Traiteur

Music Dj  – A1 DJ

Photography – Nova Photography

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Cambodian weddings begin with the groom and his family traveling to the bride’s home bearing gifts to the bride’s family as dowry. Family members and friends are introduced, and wedding rings exchanged.

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Sien Doan Taa Ceremony reminds to remember the lives of loved ones who have passed but are with us in spirit, blessing their ceremony from the afterlife.

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Somaly & Simon ‘s hair Cutting Ceremony

To prepare the bride and groom for their life as a married couple, their hair is symbolically cut, representing a fresh start to their new relationship together as husband and wife.

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Nova Photography | Montreal Wedding Photographers

Somaly and Simon we are still overwhelmed by all the joy from your wedding day. Thank you again for letting us be a part of your lives!

So many brilliant details! Thanks, everyone!